The Salt Lake Tribune reports:
A Kaysville man who formerly worked as a Salt Lake City police officer has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly taking part in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Michael Lee Hardin, 50, was taken into custody without incident by members of the FBI’s joint terrorism task force, with assistance from the Utah’s State Bureau of Investigation, for “crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.,” according to a news release from the FBI’s Utah office.
A spokeswoman for the Salt Lake City Police Department confirmed that Hardin was an officer there until his retirement in 2017. He served with the city police for about two decades and was named the department’s Officer of the Year in 2012 for solving a 25-year-old murder case.
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A former Salt Lake City police officer has been arrested by the FBI for taking part in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.https://t.co/oXw3ND1QGn
— The Salt Lake Tribune (@sltrib) April 2, 2021
“We stormed the Capitol, I am in here now!”
“I know you don’t like Trump, but He is the rightful President!”
“We will return until we win!”
— Former Salt Lake City Officer Michael Lee Hardin in texts to the person who would soon become FBI Tipster #1 pic.twitter.com/6UJ93Jzg67
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) April 2, 2021
Michael Lee Hardin, 50 yr from Kaysville UT, was arrested by the FBI this morning for alleged conduct at the Capitol on January 6th.
Hardin is a former SLC police officer.
— Kelly Vaughen (@KellyVaughen) April 2, 2021
— Crooks and Liars (@crooksandliars) April 2, 2021